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Dengue Cases on the Rise in Brazil

By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – The Brazilian Ministry of Health has released a statement reporting an eighty percent increase in confirmed cases of the dengue virus in 2010 according to official figures registered in the first three months of the year, and next summer could see a new increase in the dangerous type one strain of the virus in Rio, currently only found in the interior of the state.

Dengue is a potentially life threatening disease caused by one of four . . .

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